Computers offer a much greater degree of _____ in the way work can be organized.
She spoke English with a(n) _____ that I couldn't understand.
Louis is virtually bilingual _____ Dutch and German.
She _____ up some Spanish when she was living in Mexico.
Teachers provide a model for children to _____.
Peter can just about get _____ in German.
Sound symbolism means that we often _____ the meaning of a word from its sound.
I can have a conversation in Italian, but I'm a _____ rusty.
Is English a(n) ______ language in your country?
He spoke a _____ of French that we found hard to understand.
Match words (1-6) to their definitions (A-F).
Read the two paragraphs below and fill each blank with a suitable word from the boxes.
English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It is the people living in Britain, Ireland, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, first language, or mother of around 400 million Canada, and South Africa, and it is spoken as a language by millions more. English is learned by many more people worldwide as a foreign language. English has become a(n) language, or international language, used by people who speak different native languages to communicate with each other. English has achieved the of a world language over a long period of time, and for various historical and cultural reasons. In the 17th century English was spread by settlers going from Britain to America, and in the 18th and 19th centuries by the of the British Empire.
English is the language which has the largest vocabulary, with approximately 500,000 words and 300,000 technical terms. One of the basic characteristics of English is the of form. Many English words have been simplified over centuries. Many English words do not according to parts of speech. Another basic English has become a flexible language in which the same word can operate as many parts of . The of vocabulary is another basic characteristic of English. English has many borrowed words derivatives and compounds.
Complete the sentences by choosing the most suitable relative pronouns and relative adverbs.
1. English has borrowed many words come from other languages.
2. There are several reasons I don't like English.
3. I often look up new words in the dictionary has just been published by Oxford University Press.
4. The French couple live next door can get by in Vietnamese.
5. The new girl in our class, name is Mai, is reasonably good at English.
6. Many people come to England and English-speaking countries, they can learn English in an all-English environment.
Read the following conversation and fill each blank with a suitable relative pronoun.
A: Here are our holiday photos from England. That's the village we stayed in. And that's Mary lived next door.
B: Oh, is that the girl father is an English teacher? You've told me about her many times.
A: That's right. With the help of her father, I picked up a bit of English.
B: I always take photos of people I meet on holiday and places we stay.
A: And this is the photo I like best. This is one of the funniest photos I've ever taken. We were in a restaurant Iamb with new potatoes and green beans were served. While we were eating, Nick's chair broke. He fell, and his face went right into his plate.